Everything from family luau to canoe races to romantic dates happens on this little outcropping of land. It's actually a ... More
Everything from family luau to canoe races to romantic dates happens on this little outcropping of land. It's actually a peninsula at the end of the much larger Ala Moana Beach Park. Tourists visit this place to watch the sun set, jog or walk the shoreline, or take pictures of the gorgeous scenery. Locals swim, play football or Frisbee, and 'talk story' (Pidgin for gossip) on sunny afternoons. Festivals often take place here, and occasionally, dramatic troupes stage outdoor plays or concerts.
I liked it because I have been away from Honolulu for many years living in Texas. I moved back to Honolulu where I was born and raised in Kaimuki and my childhood memories of Ala Moana Park are of family picnics wih my grandparents who are gone now and a lot of fun. I was surprised to have a crazy china lady stand in the middle of the parking space that I was backing into and yelling at me "NO" I guess she was saving it for someone else. That was an eye opener for me, what kind of "Aloha" have I come home to? Wish there were more police officers around the park for crazy people like that.
All in all we had a nice day and the water was so nice.
My husband and I really enjoyed this beach. Some books I read said it was a nice place for snorkeling, but it really wasnt, unless you are just practicing for going to a real snorkel spot. We got there about 10:30am and it was near to deserted. Later in the afternoon there were lots of families and kids. A good place to swim if you dont want to deal with waves and strong currents. We picniked in the park. Theres beautiful views of the harbor, Wakiki, and Diamond head. Great place for taking pictures. We also saw several newly-married couples having pics taken out there. Very nice place and its free! Get there in the AM or late afternoon to find parking!
We accidentally stumbled onto Magic Island while shopping at the Ala Moana Mall. We wanted to just go for a walk and "unwind" after several hours of shopping. We looked across the street and saw this park and decided to go there for some peace and quiet. We were thrilled at the views of Diamond Head and Honolulu and Waikiki and couldn't have found a more relaxing place to take in some terrific scenery. We'll go back again to this "Island" when we go to Oahu in October, 2005.
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This steel and concrete structure was constructed as a coastal artillery installation in 1911. It sits unobtrusively in the middle
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